For constantly giving us her best, Mum deserves nothing less in return. While she may declare that all she wants is quality time spent with her loved ones, we’ve curated this Mother’s Day gift guide filled with items that she’ll secretly love anyway.
No mother will turn down breakfast in bed made by her favourite people in the world. But apart from that, no two mums are quite the same. While some are sporty and out-going, others are homebodies who are happiest pottering around her kitchen. Some may love pretty accessories, but most want nothing more than to celebrate her special day with loved ones. Still, one (or two) of these gifts will surely please that amazing superwoman in your life. Oh, and don’t forget cake. Always cake. *wink*
For the Mum who Loves to Travel
Flight Centre’s Mummy Dearest travel packages
If Mum suffers from wanderlust, pamper her with one of these specially curated packages – and travel with her, of course! Together, discover the street food of Hanoi, go on a canopy adventure in Koh Samui or have breakfast with orang utans in Bali. Has she always wanted to see London or Paris? Book Flight Centre’s 6-Day Rail Package and visit both cities at a go – with trips to Warner Bros. Studios London and Disneyland Paris included! For the ultimate indulgence, Mum and Dad can even have a second honeymoon (with kids in tow?) in relaxing Maldives.
For these and other travel packages, visit the Flight Centre website for more details.
British Airways Mother’s Day destinations
According to British Airways, these are the top five destinations to celebrate Mother’s Day in. Gift her a sea of flowers at the Netherlands’ annual floral extravaganza Keukenhof (till 21 May) or book her a spa resort at the BodyHoliday in St Lucia, Eastern Caribbean Sea. What about a special cruise with Captain Cook Cruises in Sydney Harbour or a weekend at Yosemite National Park in California? Or head to London for afternoon tea at The Ritz and a shopping spree in Oxford Street. Present your British Airways boarding pass at selected stores for a range of discounts.
Fly British Airways’ First cabin this Mother’s Day for an additional treat: sip on its first-ever English sparkling wine, a Vintage Blanc de Blancs, to kick start a memorable holiday.
For the Home-proud Mum
Alfi Gusto Tea and Senso carafe collection
Add a splash of colour to Mum’s kitchen with the Gusto Tea series of glass vacuum-insulated carafes from premium German brand Alfi. Choose from Fire Red, Sweet Mango and Alpine White to complement her style. Each carafe features a smart spout system and comes with an integrated stainless steel tea filter to bring out the best in tea lovers’ favourite infusions. Or go with the sleek Alfi Senso glass carafes in White, Apple Green and Fire Red. Featuring a single-hand pouring button and vacuum-insulated chrome body, it keeps iced drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks warm for up to 12 hours.
The Alfi Gusto Tea and Senso carafes retail at major department stores at $139 and $119 respectively. Visit www.thermos.com.sg for more details.
Philips Air Purifier Series 2000 AC2887/30
Help Mum keep the entire family safe and healthy at home, no matter what the air quality is outdoors. Philips brings you the first air purifier in Singapore with three smart modes – Pollution, Allergen and Bacteria & Virus. It uses a technology called AeraSense, which senses harmful particles up to 100 times smaller than PM2.5! While providing real-time feedback, it automatically adjusts the purifier for cleaner air output. It even takes out common airborne allergens, bacteria, viruses, harmful gases and stinky odours. That means fewer sniffles and a happy, healthy family, just the way Mum likes it.
For the Stylish Mum
Dyson Supersonic limited edition hair dryer
In line with Mother’s Day, Dyson has released a special edition of the Dyson Supersonic. With controlled, high velocity airflow and unique smoothing nozzle, busy mums can dry and style their crowning glory in no time at all. Along with a full set of accessories, the limited edition Dyson Supersonic also comes with a complimentary pink leather travel case that Mum will surely love.
Get the limited edition Dyson Supersonic at TANGS, Takashimaya, Robinsons, Harvey Norman, Best Denki and Courts stores at $599, while stocks last.
Lee Hwa Jewellery’s Espiral and Madre collections
Inspired by the multi-faceted dimensions of a mother’s love, the Espiral collection (left) creates the visual illusion of depth, movement and suspension. Crafted from 18K white gold and rose gold, this modern collection consists of a pendant, ring and earrings, each boasting a centrepiece of seven diamonds. For mums who prefer a more timeless look, go with the Madre collection (right). Its recurring closed loop detail signifies the endless love of a mother who embraces and unites her family. The 18K white gold pendant consists of a sparkling array of 44 diamonds, just like each earring in the pair.
The Espiral and Madre collections are available at Lee Hwa Jewellery ION Orchard and selected Lee Hwa Jewellery boutiques.
Poh Heng’s I Am Endearing pendant
To celebration of all mothers, Poh Heng is unveiling an exquisitely crafted limited edition gold pendant encrusted with diamonds. The I Am Endearing pendant features three yellow gold loops linked by six diamonds to form a unique tear-drop shape. Its elegant design encompasses all the qualities that mothers possess. 18k gold mirrors a mother’s warmth, unconditional love and nurturing presence, while the diamonds represent her endurance, rare beauty and illuminating strength.
The I Am Endearing pendant is available at all Poh Heng stores island-wide.
For the Health-Conscious Mum
Superior Chia – My Miracle Life
Chia seeds contain more Omega 3 essential fatty acid compared to other plants and marine food sources. It is also high in protein, fibre, antioxidants and phytonutrients, while being low in calories and sodium. So what makes Superior Chia different from any other chia seeds on the market? Well, it contains five most nutrient-rich types of chia that have been micro-sliced for the best absorption of its internal goodness, unlike the typical whole chia seeds which our bodies can’t break down. It’s also organic, gluten-free, trans-fat free, sugar-free, has no taste or smell and can be added to most any food or drink for an easy daily boost to Mum’s diet. It can even help with healthy weight loss!
Read more about the benefits of Superior Chia and purchase it online, where it’s priced at $18 per bag or $85 for five bags. Enter coupon code “super0531” and enjoy a 10% discount and free shipping, valid till 31 May 2017.
Huiji Waist Tonic gift set
Made of 100 per cent premium natural herbs comprising cordyceps, ginseng, du zhong, danggui, shou wu and red dates, Huiji Waist Tonic is a great health supplement for grandmas and mums. Many young mothers also use it to regain their strength after birth. It helps alleviate aches and pains, improve blood circulation and nourish vital energy, among other benefits. This special Mother’s Day gift set also includes Huiji Honey, a nutritious must-have in the kitchen, made from pure natural raw honey.
This Mother’s Day Special is retailing at $49.80 (U.P. $55.75) at all Bee’s Brand, major supermarket chains, Unity pharmacies, ZTP and leading medicine halls, while stocks last. Learn more about Huiji products at www.huiji.com.sg.
TomTom Touch fitness tracker
With the TomTom Touch on her wrist, Mum can track her steps, sleep patterns and heart-rate 24 hours a day, right from that nifty device. Plus it’s the first fitness tracker on the Singaporean market that can keep track of her body composition analysis (BCA) at the same time. She can easily view her progress and share her achievements via the TomTom Sports companion app on her smart phone. After all, health is the best gift we want for Mum, right? Now you just have to decide which of these four chic colours she would like best.
Retailing for $189, get it at TomTom Singapore online store and major sports/IT retail stores, including Challenger, Harvey Norman, Advance Lap, Motionsports, Axtro Sports, iRun, Hachi.tech and Parisilk.
OSIM uLove limited edition massage chair
An active lifestyle deserves extra pampering afterward. Give Mum a love-inspired post-workout massage with OSIM uLove in limited edition Beloved Pink. It delivers a luxurious experience while working all the muscle tension out, leaving both body and mind relaxed and rejuvenated. The uLove is thoughtfully designed with retractable remote control and optimally positioned speakers. If pink isn’t her colour, uLove also comes in Charming Red, Gorgeous Teal, Dreamy White and Dashing Copper.
The uLove Limited Edition in Beloved Pink is retailing at $5,919 (U.P. $6,399). This and other pampering OSIM products are available at OSIM outlets, road shows and online.
For the Mum Who Loves Cake – Who Doesn’t?!
Mandarin Oriental’s Cassis Jewel Cake
The award-winning pastry chefs at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore have created this elegant Cassis Jewel Cake to honour all mums. Isn’t it simply gorgeous? Filled with delicious blackcurrant confiture, Inaya chocolate cremeux and almond sable, it will surely add a sweet touch to your family celebrations.
Available for purchase online from 3-14 May, the 1-kg confection is priced at $75, inclusive of GST.
PrimaDéli’s I Love You Mom cakes
Cake specialist PrimaDéli has launched a pair of decadent cakes designed to wow every mum this season. The I Love You Mom Chocolate Truffle is made of melt-in-the-mouth chocolate sponge, layered with lashings of chocolate truffle ganache. It is then covered with handcrafted dark chocolate rosettes. The I Love You Mom Strawberry Cream Cheese is a fluffy vanilla sponge filled with alternating layers of strawberry cream and mascarpone cheese. Its rosettes are made with luxurious white chocolate.
Priced at $34.80 (650g) and $46.80 (1kg) each at all PrimaDéli outlets, order your Mother’s Day cake before 7 May for a 25% discount, and receive a free Prima Taste Ready Meal, while stocks last.
Swensen’s Carnation Blush Ice Cream Cake
Give Mum a sweet and joyful treat on her day with this elegant heart-shaped Carnation Blush ice cream cake. It’s composed of Swensen’s signature strawberry and mango ice cream sandwiched between layers of light vanilla sponge. The chilled confection is coated in chocolate, and then adorned with an assortment of fresh berries and pretty fondant flowers.
The Pine Garden’s Mother’s Day cakes
Say “Thank you, Mum!” with one of these specially created delights from The Pine Garden. Durian Coconut Sticky Rice (above) is made for the durian-loving Mum, while Goma Sesame Chocolate is inspired by Japan’s famous Goma-ae sesame dressing. You can’t go wrong with Good O’ Vanilla Buttercream cake that’s been given a special facelift. Or what about Strawberry Milkshake, a light strawberry sponge filled with milkshake cream and milk jelly cubes?
This collection ranges from $28 (0.5kg) to $65 (1.2kg). Place your order by 7 May for a 10% discount. Visit The Pine Garden for details.